Started running....I think I'm addicted.

Is it love or is it a fad?

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27/09/2012 at 20:40

Good for you Tina!It feels great after you push yourself doesn't it!

I'm just frustrated as I want to go out and run lol

27/09/2012 at 21:08

Evening all, sounds as if you're desperate for a run, Kathy. That's a good thing as it means you're missing it rather than thanking your lucky stars that you don't have to run. This time next week, hopefully, you'll be back at it, so get well soon!

Hill runs, Tina? You'll be the fastest and fittest on this thread in no time, if you aren't already. I'd love to try the hills, but I must reign myself in or I'll do too much and injure myself.

27/09/2012 at 21:50

Jae, just LOL. My 'running' speed is the same as my Husband's walking speed . Quite hilarious if we go out together!! Seriously, on a 'long' (for me) run of 4-5 miles, I run at 4mph!!!

That said, I did push myself tonight and was quite a lot faster, which is the key to improving I know.

28/09/2012 at 07:42

Speed doesn't matter as much as time on your feet in the early months of running, or so I've read. I think you build endurance first and then speed later, so if you've got some endurance already from your long runs, adding some speed with the hill runs can only be a good thing. Your 4mph runs will get faster in no time, but to be honest, does it matter if they don't as long as you're enjoying it?

28/09/2012 at 08:17

nope, doesn't bother me; as they say. I'm still faster than the person sitting at home.!!

28/09/2012 at 08:27

I'm the same. When I'm running and some ridiculously fit and slim runner whizzes past me with ease I immediately think that I'm really slow and cumbersome, but then I remember that six weeks ago I was getting out of breath walking up a flight of stairs and generally feeling dreadful and unhealthy. The fact that I can now run for 5 miles, regardless of pace, is enough for me to want to get out there and do more. And who know? Maybe I'll be as fast and fit as that quicker runner with time. Maybe they were like me once, too.

Best of all, though, is that I now consider myself a runner.

28/09/2012 at 08:30

Hi everyone,

 

I'm new here, I am very glad to be a member of this community, I couldn't find the right place to introduce myself so i am doing here.

Edited: 28/09/2012 at 08:33
28/09/2012 at 08:31

good isn't it? And frankly I never thought I would see the day I called myself a runner,l which maes it even better .

So, after my training session last night, my legs are fine, and my triceps are sore! 'Go figure' as they say.

28/09/2012 at 09:25
Me neither, Tina, but I do now.

Triceps pain? Strange. Still, at least your legs are feeling good - that's the main thing.

Hi Jenifer. Good to have you here. Are you a new or newish runner too?
28/09/2012 at 10:03

Welcome Jenifer!

Jae, thinking about it the triceps might be c/o what I did in the gym Weds night.

28/09/2012 at 10:05

Yep - definitely. For me it's always the day after the day after that's the worst. 

28/09/2012 at 18:02
Rubbish attempt tonight!!!! 2.6 miles slow as left hamstring was tigh still and my breathing was just pathetic!!! Really angry when a run dose not go to plan lol!! On way home I stopped short of the 3 miles I had planned and went in bargain booze for a bottle of red to have I've dinner tonight!!!
Nice image a runner with all her kit on looking the part clutching a beautiful bottle of nectar lol!!!

Oh well we all get those nights I guess put to to back of mind and start afresh for LSR Sunday.
28/09/2012 at 19:15

Don't worry, Samantha. I had one of those days last Sunday, but yesterday's run was great and I felt good again - so forget tonight, enjoy your wine (I have a glass beside me now) and start fresh on Sunday.

By the way, 2.6 miles is hardly a failure. When you first started you'd have probably been delighted with that distance (I know I would have). Just goes to show how far you've come. Keep going!

Edited: 28/09/2012 at 19:23
28/09/2012 at 20:16
Thanks Jae
yes feeling more relaxed about it now kids in bed and bottle being shared between me and hubby and watching the rugby so all good.

I was more annoyed because i had aches and not had that for ages!!

My membership starts at gym Monday so hoping To be better with some cross training and strength training ( and more of the spa and lattes I'm sure )
28/09/2012 at 20:47

Isn't wine wonderful?

I think everyone has days when nothing seems to work properly. You'll probably have your best run so far on Sunday because you'll be concerned that it might be a poor one.

I must start with the strength training too. I'm going to keep a food diary for a week starting next week to see whether I'm eating too little (though undoubtedly I'll be eating too much!).

I do love a latte. Right up there with my favourite beverages. Along with wine, of course.

29/09/2012 at 11:25

Went for a run with a mate today, for the first time. Usually I run by myself, but I think my weekend run will be a two man effort from now on as time passed in the blink of an eye.

Not sure of the distance, since Runmeter on my iPhone didn't work properly (again!) but we picked a huge local park and ran around it for about an hour. There was even a little trail running, which I really enjoyed as we went off-road. Really nice running on softer ground and a beautiful morning for a run, too.

The absolute best part was that I had easily enough energy to pick up the pace for the last couple of hundred yards (worth having come the November 10k date with destiny). Feel great, but I do think I probably could have done a little more. Musn't push it, though.

29/09/2012 at 17:26
Hi all! Just wanted to say Well done to you all! I have ran for 2 months now and im pleased to say i did my first 10 mile run in an hour and a half today. Last week i was doing 8 miles in one hour and twenty minutes. It was my birthday yesterday and i have just turned 44. Im fitter now than i have ever been and i have never done running. So im well pleased. Just as you think you have peaked,next week you do even more. Im ADDICTED completely. So you will all be notching up the miles too in no time.
29/09/2012 at 18:32
Hi Margrit,

That's brilliant! Really gives me a boost to hear of someone pushing their boundaries and succeeding. 10 miles is an amazing achievement - almost a half marathon. Keep posting and letting us know how you're getting on.
29/09/2012 at 19:01

Hi guys,really enjoyed reading your thread,your new found enthusiasm for running gave me a warm feeling inside as i rememberd my own first tentative footsteps,now many moons ago.My enthusiasm got the better of me and i ended up with a dose of shin splints due to adding too much mileage too soon,so beware the temptation of over doing it.

Can i also bang the drum for some basic core and uppper body strength work plus regular streching post run to keep injury free as you are all now entering distances that could  easily cause you a setback.The very best of luck to you all.

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29/09/2012 at 19:22
yes thank you very much. I did used to have shin splints in the first few weeks but touch wood i have not had them since. I do loads of stretching after. Yes i used to come on here and look at other peoples post how they did 10 mile and i could only make it up the road. lol. I really thought doing 100 yards would kill me lol. I want to do a 13 mile marathon next year. I was going to do the great south run in Oct but i did not think i would not be ready in time as i was only doing 4 mile at the time. I wish i had now. I reckon by the time the run comes along i could of just made 13 mile mark. I do about 9 minute mile. Im a plodder but i want to do distance running more than anything. Its alright running real fast but i need to do 13 mile. I keep telling myself stamina is far more important than speed at the moment as i need to cover 13 miles at pace rather than be knackered after 5 miles. Thanks for all your kindness and good luck to you all. x
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